A Famous Turfman's Fortunes., Daily Racing Form, 1898-07-27


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A FAMOUS TURFMANS TURBANS FORTUNES Lucky Baldwins Baldwin financial affairs are said to be looking up His business partner in min ¬ ing King ventures the artist Cross now in Chicago says that the California millionaire has recently sold an unworked gold mine he has owned for years near San Bernardino for 500000 to an English syndicate and that other foreign capi Capri ¬ talists Taoists are negotiating for a big ranch of Bald ¬ wins intending to make beet sugar and that for this Lucky will get nearly two millions of dollars enough money to remove all the plas plans ¬ ters tears on his large estates estatesIt estates It is said that Mr Baldwin owns more good land than any man in the United States some 60000 acres in all His home ranch Santa Anita comprises 22000 acres It is fourteen miles from the ocean and 1400 feet above the sea level The old adobe house of immense proportions built on the place by the Spaniards is still standing although the proprietor has an ele dele ¬ gant gaunt modern residence to live in around which the trees and flowers are dreams On this ranch Mr Baldwin has spent nearly two millions of dollars in piping for irrigation and the preva prevail ¬ lent drought cannot injure him greatly There are 15000 lemon trees on the place and the fruit of these last year went to rot because of hard times and no sale There are also 25000 Eng ¬ lish lush walnut trees while the extent of the vine ¬ yards can be guessed from a shipment of forty carloads of wine the other day dayBefore daybed Before the depression in prices Mr Baldwins Baldwin wealth was estimated at 17000000 At Santa Anita he has thousands of draught horses and mules and on another ranch 20000 head of sheep His thoroughbred stock numbers over 500 head whose quality may be discovered from the list of American Derby winners Volante Volant Emperor of Norfolk Silver Cloud and Rey Frey el Santa Anita having borne the Black with Mal ¬ tese tease Cross to the front in that great racing event while Miss Ford ran second to C H Todd Mr Baldwin at an early day bought through the late secretary of Washing ¬ ton Park John E Brewster Browser the stallions four mile heat horses taken to California for racing purposes Rutherford and Grinstead Rinsed and buy ¬ ing King for small money eight Glenelg Genteel mares the California stock farm returned for each a first class race horse horseTime horsetail Time and again Lucky Baldwin has an ¬ nounced bounced his retirement from the turf but Mr Cross says that now Lucky at the age of 73 years contemplates a raid next winter on the tracks at San Francisco and that he will be seen racing there with winning material This will be good news to lovers of racing because say what one might about the old capitalist no breath of suspicion ever was raised about whether or not the horses carrying his famous colors were out for the money and the public has won more on his animals than on those of any other American

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